Kyle and I woke up on November 15 like many Staunton residents excited to have a snow day. We both got the morning off work and enjoyed our coffee and breakfast together, a simple joy that our varying work schedules often keeps us from sharing. I should hardly have been surprised when Kyle jumped into a scentless shower to head out into the woods.
“You’ll freeze!” It was more than snowing, it had been raining icy rain for hours when Kyle was ready to head out. I was worried about the condition of the roads, him catching cold, and most importantly, Kyle trying to climb an ice-encased tree to get to his tree-stands. But he calmed my worries - if not my desire to spend the day together in our pajamas - “Ryan, gave me his blind.” Thankfully, fellow-AAH Ryan loaned Kyle his ground blind for the day to keep him out of the trees.
Three hours later, Kyle sent me a selfie of his red-nosed but very happy face with soaked 6-point on an icy field. Although I didn’t get my cuddly snow-day, I did get venison for my taco stuffed venison squash that I’m making next week. I’ll be sure to post the recipe for those who want to cook along with me.